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Effingham

Effingham County,

Illinois

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"Crossroads of Opportunity"


The Illinois state capital is Springfield.


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62401

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The population of Effingham is approximately 12,521 (2000), 12328 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,059 (1990), 5340 (2010).

The amount of land area in Effingham is 17.57 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.15 sq kilometers.
The distance from Effingham to Washington DC is 654 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Effingham is positioned 39.11 degrees north of the equator and 88.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Effingham location: Here is a map page for the area.

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Effingham history:

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The first settlers came into the Little Wabash River around 1814. The area remained rural and had little growth until the 1850's when the railroad came through. The area experienced a big "boom" as stores and hotels opened with the coming of many new residents. The name was changed from Broughton to effingham in 1859. Effingham was named to honor a British Lord who would not fight the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Many years later, a second boom was experienced when the Interstate Highway system brought a crossroad to Effingham. The I-57 and the I-70 intersect in Effingham.
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